Where Social Media Resides

Where Social Media Resides

CNN’s Ali Velshi @ Council of PR Firms’ Critical Issues Forum Last week I had the good fortune to attend the Council of PR Firms’ annual Critical Issues Forum and the PR+MKTG CAMP EAST events, both in New York City. Some common themes emerged from the two, not the least of which had the PR […]

Second-Guessing Goldman

Second-Guessing Goldman

So Kwittken & Co’s namesake founder appears on CNBC to nudge Goldman Sachs’ beleaguered CEO Lloyd Blankfein to get out there more. Separately, Hiltzik Strategies‘ namesake founder appears on Bloomberg TV to nudge Goldman Sachs’ embattled CEO Lloyd Blankfein to lay low. So which shall it be fellas???? And shouldn’t there be a PRSA ethical […]

PR Critical Issues Forum

PR Critical Issues Forum

The Yale Club in New York City was buzzing today with a packed room of buzz agencies, or rather, members of the PR agency trade association The Council of PR Firms. Scoping the table tent cards, most of the big marquee firms were on hand including Ketchum, Weber Shandwick, APCO, Fleishman Hillard, Porter Novelli, Burson-Marsteller, […]

Distance PR Learning

Distance PR Learning

As a credentialed blogger intending to cover last month’s Always On Conference in New York City (before client work took me out of town), I noticed that my e-mailbox rapidly filled with all sorts of inducements to meet with this or that tech entrepreneur. Few indicated any modicum of familiarity with the editorial essence of […]

Stuck in the PR Past

Stuck in the PR Past

In taking the microphone at the Council of PR Firms’ recent Critical Issues Forum, co-hosted by Ketchum’s Rob Flaherty and Council prexy Kathy Cripps, I had hoped to balance the reality of agency existence with its social media aspirations. In a nutshell, the industry, including the largest independent, remains possessed, if not hunkered down by […]

PR’s Great Expectations

PR’s Great Expectations

Stopped in to Brightwaters at the South Street Seaport this morning to take part in the second annual Council of PR Firms-sponsored Critical Issues Forum. With the Brooklyn Bridge as a backdrop, the 100+ “who’s who” agency dwellers were treated to four speakers including former CBS News prexy Andrew Heyward, IBM’s SVP, communications Jon Iwata, […]

PR Jobs Galore

PR Jobs Galore

It was good seeing Council of PR Firms prexy Kathy Cripps at the PR Week Awards dinner last month. For the uninitiated, the Council is the trade association for the PR agency business. As such, it tends to tend to the pedestrian needs of that still-flourishing piece of PR’dom. While not every agency belongs, those […]